Cubs Fans Will Have To Settle For Friendly Rooftops, For Now

Jim Gudas
July 23, 2020 - 5:28 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Fans won't be allowed into Wrigley Field as the Cubs begin their season shortened by COVID-19 Friday night.

But the famous rooftops across the street will be open, and the Cubs say several steps have been taken to protect rooftop fans from the virus.

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The safety protocols at the 11 rooftops operated by the Cubs include frequent sanitation before, during and after games, as well as several steps to make sure fans maintain social distancing. That includes only admitting about one-fourth of the usual number of fans.

Wrigley Rooftop
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Colin Faulkner, the team’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, said Thursday if things go well on the rooftops it could speed up the process of getting fans back into the Friendly Confines.

Faulkner says rooftop staff must wear masks at all times, while fans will have to wear them any time they are not in their seats.

He says masks will be provided to fans who don't bring their own.